Wednesday, December 10, 2008

CANDY CANES FOR KIDS

Remember how panicked I was about jumping into full-time employment after 13 years as a SAHM? In case you didn't know, I have been working as a Paraprofessional at an elementary school in our neighborhood since August ... working with special needs kids. Although I was completely out of my element at first, I have found a comfort level and enjoy the kids I work with tremendously! I work with the coolest kids! I spend most of my mornings in a first grade classroom, and let me tell ya' ... it's a BLAST! I am fascinated with this age group and find these kids quite entertaining! Before I left for my surgery, the first grade teacher asked the kids to make get well cards for me! OMG! These cards are so precious! I bet I've looked through them a hundred times and boy do they put a smile on my face! They are just filled with love and well wishes! I wanted to do something for each of the kids I work with and the students in the first grade class for the holidays, and when I saw Ashley Bowen's Candy Cane Cover, I knew it was just what I was looking for ... something easy to mass assemble and affordable.These are so easy! I just cut a piece of Real Red CS 2" x 3", rounded the corners with a Corner Rounder, and used the Slit Punch for the holes that the candy cane slides through. I used the stamp set Merry & Bright by stamping it in Jet Black Staz-On, and colored with Real Red and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers. I added sparkle to the snowman's hat with Diamond Stickles. The snowman image was punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch, and adhered to a Real Red 1 3/8" Circle Punch, then Old Olive Scallop Circle Punch. Each scallop was pierced with a Paper Piercer. I used Glue Dots to adhere the scallop to the Real Red CS. RECIPE
Stamps: Merry & Bright
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Real Red & Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Embellishments: Diamond Stickles
Tools: Slit Punch, Corner Rounder, 1 1/4", 1 3/8", and Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercer
Supplies: Glue Dots

26 comments:

MaGoooo said...

Oh Nancy I'm so glad that you are feeling better! Thank you for sharing your "Get Well" cards from your little Sweeties! I bet they just steal your heart every time you enter a room with them!

I LOVE the candy canes covers and they will be smiling with every lick they take!

Hugs
MaGoooooo/maria

2stampis2b said...

Nancy, I now know what I'll be making for my son's kindergarten class party next week! Thanks, these are great!

Deb M. said...

Love the candy cane holders. Thanks for sharing those. Aren't kids the best? The cards are priceless.

Feel better soon...tfs,

Lorri said...

Ok, would you STOP THIS girlfriend? Everytime I visit your blog my "to do" list grows! This is about the cutest thing I've SEEN. SO GLAD I have a little one again....thanks for sharing this brilliant idea! I know you found the idea somewhere else, but THANK YOU for doing the HOMEWORK!!! Finding it, making the idea CUTE, and posting. What would I do without you?????????????????????? You're the BEST!
PS. I think you better sign up for another surgery so you can keep stamping and keeping us fans on the edge of our seat. LOL

Alexandra said...

LOVE the candy cane holders, what a great idea!! And, those cards from the kids are precious indeed!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Karen said...

These are adorable Nancy! The kids will love them.

kathleenh said...

How sweet of the kids to make you those cards. The candy cane holders are so cute. I'm sure the kids are going to love them!

silkeledlow said...

AWWW - Nancy - these kids love you so much - the cards are beautiful!!! They gonna love the yummys too!!! Cute, cute idea!!!

Christina Fischer said...

Those get well cards are abolutely priceless!! How sweet! :)

Love your candy cane covers -- sometimes simple is the way to go! So cute!!

Jackie Pedro said...

I was thinking about making these when I saw them on your iPics this week! These are darling, Nancy!!

fran said...

I just made some of these - and used the same set!!!! Glad to see you're feeling better - the cards are so cute! I thought Samantha might like to take some candy canes to school for her friends - what rock did I just crawl out from under? I'm sure yours will be much more appreciated than mine!

Connie said...

Very cute! Great job...

Stamp and Smile said...

These are darling!! I'm sure the kids will LOVE them. (I know I would as I'm a kid at heart!!)The "get well cards" from the kiddy's are all so cute too! Michelle :)

Allison said...

These are too cute - I bet the kids loved them!

Dawn Easton said...

haha girl we made almost the exact same thing! You know I love that snowman...use him all the time...lol I haven't taken pics of mine yet as they are stashed away in a box so Chloe doesn't see them.
Those letters are the sweetest things from the kids! They are going to love the little treat you give them too.

Wendy said...

Nancy, this is so cute, those cards brought tears to my eyes! I can't even watch Hallmark commercials this time of year, they kill me! I go thru more tissue at Christmas than any other time! I am sure the kids will love them! I hope you are feeling better!

Deborah said...

How cute the kiddos giving you those treasured cards! Your mass produced candy cane holders are fabulous! I saw them on Ash's blog, so cute! Merry stampin'! Deb

Melissa Sauls said...

I absolutely love these! I will definitely be CASEing these for my son's classmates. :) Love your blog!

Angie Tieman said...

These are adorable!!! What a wonderful treat for you students!

mochamama said...

Nancy these cards are so beautiful and I know you will treasure them forever! The candy cane covers.......too cute!

Anonymous said...

What cute cards from the kids. I just love what kids do for us. they are so darned cute.

I love the candy canes too. they are darling.

m

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Awwww!! How sweet and what a treasured keepsake! Your candy cane holders are fabulous! LOVE it! Checked out Ashley's site...you are just the source of all things good girl!! I'll be doing those candy cane holders for dd in gr 3!! Perfect and thanks for sharing! I hope you're healing well!

Lynn said...

These are just darling!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Love the candy cane covers! I borrowed your idea for treats for my co-workers -- you can see them on my blog.

Love your blog, by the way, too! Always such a great source of inspiration! TFS

Alex said...

Great tutorial, thank you for sharing.

Can't wait to make some of these now for the holidays :)

Alex from England x

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